Hikmet Köksal is confirmed dead at the age of 88.
Hikmet was best known as a Turkish military officer.
37th #LandForces Commander Retired Gen. Hikmet Köksal, who passed away due to heart failure, was sent off on his la…
Hikmet Köksal
Commander of the Turkish Army
In office
27 August 1996 – 28 August 1997
Preceded byMehmet Hikmet Bayer
Succeeded byHüseyin Kıvrıkoğlu
Personal details
Born1932
Yusufeli, Turkey
Military service
AllegianceTurkey
Branch/serviceTurkish Army
Years of service1953 - 1997
RankGeneral
Hikmet Köksal (born 1932, Yusufeli) is a retired Turkish general. He was the Commander of the Turkish Army during the 1997 "post-modern coup", and previously Commander of the First Army of Turkey (1994 - 1996). He was one of those arrested in 2012 as part of the investigation of the coup and of the associated West Study Group.
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